|African Audiences - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University|
Historian Chuck Ambler (UTEP and African Studies Association president) on the work of the ASA and his ongoing research on African audiences "from Hollywood to Nollywood." He also discusses a manuscript-in-progress on mass media and popular culture in colonial and post-colonial Africa. With guest co-host Laura Fair.
Keywords: African Studies Association; audiences; Charles Ambler; film; history; mass media
|Nigeria, Gender, Labor, and Environment - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University|
Judith Byfield (History, Cornell) on the social and economic history of women and the environment in Nigeria. She elaborates on the role of the prominent Kuti family and also on the origins of her scholarly interest in Africa. The interview was recorded during Dr. Byfield's visit to Michigan State University where she delivered the 2010 ASA Presidential Lecture.
Keywords: African Studies Association; climate change; environment; gender; history; Judith Byfield; labor; Nigeria; women